[Asian Games] Eun-ji Lee, 3rd Place in Women’s 200m Backstroke…
Korean Women’s Backstroke Medal for First Time in 25 Years
Eunji Lee (17, Bangsan High School) won her first Asian Games medal in bronze.
As Eunji Lee finished the race in 2 minutes 09.75 seconds in the women’s 200m backstroke final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Swimming Management held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center swimming pool in Zhejiang, China, on the 26th.
The only players who touched the touchpad faster than Eunji Lee were Feng Shiwei (20, China) at 2 minutes 07.58 seconds and Liu Yaxin (24, China) at 2 minutes 08.70 seconds. 바카라사이트
On this day, Eunji Lee passed the preliminaries in 2nd place with a time of 2 minutes 11.42 seconds,
in the finals, she was pushed back one place to 3rd place,
but her record was shortened even further.
It has been 25 years since a Korean female athlete won a medal in the backstroke at the Asian Games,
after Shim Min-ji (3rd place) in the 200m and Choi Su-min (3rd place) in the 100m event in Bangkok in 1998.
Considering the story of an unexpected injury right before the competition,
Lee Eun-ji’s medal is even more valuable.
While Eunji Lee was training for the Asian Games, she was receiving cryotherapy treatment at the end of August when she was diagnosed with frostbite.
The injury occurred at a time when she needed to increase the intensity of her training,
putting a lot of pressure on her.
However, Lee Eun-ji said with a bright expression, “I suffered an unexpected injury,
but I tried to overcome it well.
I resumed training 9 days after the injury and participated in the Asian Games.
I overcame it well.”
After overcoming her adversity, Eun-ji Lee presented herself with her shining Asian Games bronze medal.